LECTURE 31 - NUTRITION - LECTURE 31 - NUTRITION A....

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LECTURE 31 - NUTRITION A. METABOLISM – all the chemical reactions in the body - Catabolism – breaking down (large to small); ex: respiration (glucose carbon dioxide) - Anabolism – building up (photosynthesis) B. METABOLIC RATE - Basal metabolic rate (BMR) – the minimum amount of calories you need just to stay alive (at rest) Males – 1600-1800 calories/day Females – 1300-1500 calories/day - total metabolic rate (TMR) – includes all your other activities (exercise, high temperature would increase the calories; also, children have a higher rate of metabolism than adults) recommended daily allowance – 2000 calories (athletes may take in 5-6000 calories and still be thin) if you take in higher calories than this, you will store the calories as glycogen (supposedly you have enough glycogen to keep you alive for 1 day without calories); if you eat more than that the calories are stored as fat C. ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS (essential = nutrients that we require but we cannot make),
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course BS 131 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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